Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG
Children aged 5-15
Children aged 5-11
Children aged 5-11 are now eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination to help protect them and those around them from the virus.
The JCVI recommends that 5-11 year olds are offered the vaccine, which has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves of Covid-19. Children will be offered the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Each vaccine is a third of the dose of vaccine that is given to older children and adults. Children need 2 injections of the vaccine usually 12 weeks apart. If your child has a condition that means they’re at high risk from COVID-19, or they live with someone who has a weakened immune system, they can get a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after they had their 1st dose.
Children should not attend a vaccination session if they have tested positive for Covid-19. They should wait for 12 weeks before having the jab. Children who are at increased risk, should wait 4 weeks from a positive test result, before having their vaccine.
Those eligible can book an appointment by calling 119 or through the NHS website from 2 April 2022.
Children aged 12-15
Children aged 12-15-years-old can receive their first or second Covid-19 vaccination at certain vaccination clinics, which are being held outside of school hours. 12-15-year-olds are being offered two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine 12 weeks apart.
Children should not attend a vaccination session or appointment if they have tested positive for Covid-19. They should self-isolate and wait for 12 weeks before having their first or second dose. Children who are at increased risk, should wait 4 weeks from a positive test result, before having their vaccine. If your child is aged 12 to 15 and at high risk from COVID-19, they can also get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if they had a 2nd dose at least 3 months ago.
For more information on the Covid-19 vaccination for 12-15-year-olds, please visit the NHS website.
You can find more information about the vaccine in children here:
- A guide for parents of children aged 5-11
- What to expect after your child’s vaccination
- Do children still need to be vaccinated if their parents already had the vaccine?
- How do we know that COVID -19 vaccines are safe for under -18s?
- Do we have proof that the COVID -19 vaccines are safe for under -18s?
- Can my child have the vaccine if they have allergies?
- Are there any side – effects for under – 18s of taking COVID -19 vaccines?
- Are there long -term effects for under – 18s of taking COVID -19 vaccines?